Published on March 12th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


New Ryanair Service from Shannon

Ryanair has announced a new service linking Shannon with the southern French city of Marseille. The new route will operate twice weekly, each Wednesday and Saturday, starting on Wednesday 4th May. It will depart from Marseille at 14.10, arrive in Shannon at 15.35 and depart from Shannon at 16:00 on Wednesdays arriving in Marseille at 19:25. The Saturday service will depart from Marseille at 06.55 and arrive in Shannon at 08.20 and will depart again for Marseille at 08.45 arriving in Marseille at 12:10. These flights will be operated by Malta Air.

This positive news is the second new route announcement for the airport in under three weeks. It follows the airport’s recent announcement of Barcelona Girona with Ryanair, which is due to start later this month. Ryanair’s summer schedule at Shannon will see 67 weekly flights to 22 destinations in 2022. In recently released figures, Ryanair carried 8.7 million passengers during February. The airline operated 53,660 flights during the month with a 78% load factor.

Commenting on the new service announcement, the CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine said, “This is really positive news for Shannon Airport. Having connectivity to France is another win for the region. A service to Marseille from Shannon is fantastic for our passengers, bringing them directly to the southern coast of France near Toulon, St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco and more. We know that restoring connectivity is important to our airport customers and that is why we have been working hard with our airline partners to create exciting holiday opportunities, like this one. The addition of Marseille means that Shannon Airport will now connect our passengers to 22 destinations with Ryanair.” 

Also commenting was Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness who said, “We are pleased to add this new route to Marseille as part of our summer ‘22 schedule from Shannon. This route will operate twice weekly for the summer season, starting from 4th May. Located on the Cote D’Azur, Marseille is the second largest city in France after Paris, is a renowned port city and is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an authentic French city escape. Flight can now be booked at”

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